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Woman shot dead in front of family while trick or treating

A young woman out trick or treating with her family was shot and killed after a man jumped into her car and demanded cash and her phone.

Maira Coronel had been out in the streets of Illinois, Chicago taking part in the Halloween festivities with her twin sister and two nieces, aged just one and two, when the masked man forced his way into their car and pointed a gun at the back of her head.

He demanded the 21-year-old hand over her money but upon learning she only had $40 he demanded her mobile phone.

Her grieving family said she refused and he shot her twice in the head.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her heartbroken twin Leticia Coronel is now demanding justice for her sister, describing her as a “kind and lovely person”.


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Community activist Andrew Holmes urged the gunman to hand himself in, saying it was only a matter of time until police caught him.

“To the perpetrator, you need to turn yourself in because I can guarantee you, if your fingerprints are all over that car, save your mother and your father the headache and turn yourself in, because it will be a matter of time, especially if you’re in the system already,” said

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